Mets 2 – Cardinals 1 April 17, 2010

Mets' Wright throws his helmet after striking out against the Cardinals in MLB game in St Louis

This game was so crazy I can’t even describe the whole thing without writing a novel. I’ll hit the highlights and make sure you check out the messy box score link at the bottom of the post. The game had a bunch of great defensive plays and sitting on the edge of your seat moments. If you didn’t put seven hours into watching this one, here are the highlights:

  • There wasn’t a run scored until Jeff Francoeur hit a sac fly to score Jose Reyes in the top of the 19th
  • Alex Cora had a game saving catch diving into the stands to catch a fly ball while he was playing first base, of all things
  • The Cardinals loaded the bases three times in extras without scoring
  • Of course, Yadier Molina singled home Albert Pujols in the bottom of the 19th to tie it
  • K-Rod blew the save in the 19th
  • Mike Pelfrey got the first save of his career by pitching the 20th inning
  • Two position players pitched for the Cardinals: Felipe Lopez and Jeff Mather

This game was wild. There’s usually one of these crazy games every few years. So it’s good to get it out of the way early in the season. They’ll play on national TV again tomorrow night on ESPN in the rubber game of the series.

Box score

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2 thoughts on “Mets 2 – Cardinals 1 April 17, 2010

  1. RobinTheBoyWondering

    that is the first 20 inning or more game the Mets have ever won..They were 0-3 before that. It was surreal , I want to thank LaRussa for outmanaging himself. I loved it. Jerry of course was idiotic too allowing K-Rod to pitch to Molina.

    1. Dave Doyle

      I think Tony LaRussa fell asleep at the wheel last night. Oh wait, that was a DUI in 2007 I was thinking of. LaRussa was even more bizarre than usual last night. It was strange how he wouldn't put Brian Anderson in the game. Yadier Molina catching all 20 innings? Is he trying to kill Molina?

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